This week, I drafted my first short story in 2 years (more on that soon.) I wrote it with a new fountain pen, which I bought to mark the occasion: the Kaweco Classic Sport . (Pronounced ka-vay-co.) I had moved away from short stories in favor of more profitable but less fulfilling work, and I… Read more »
There’s a saying among survival experts, you’re only as good as your knife. With the Gerber Air Ranger G10 in my pocket, I’m great. This is my everyday carry knife, it’s my backup when I go hiking or kayaking, and it recently exhibited clutchness in an AirBnB kitchen full of dull blades. Value Gerber over-delivered with… Read more »
Robert Young Pelton is a different kind of backpacker. His travels have taken him to rebel-held territory in South Sudan, up the Amazon on a gunboat with Colombian special forces, and into the hills of Afghanistan to interview Osama Bin Laden. Pelton has strong opinions on gear. When it comes to backpacks, he advises against… Read more »
UDT stands for Underwater Demolition Team. These are the fins used by the frogmen of the 50s and 60s who preceded the Navy SEALS. UDT fins were state of the art in their day, and although the Navy has since upgraded their technology, the original UTDs remain a coveted piece of kit for bodysurfers and… Read more »
Waterfi is the solution for anyone who gets bored swimming. Read my review at Action Life Magazine.